Women in Abstract Expressionism: Joan Mitchell

Joan Mitchell, the important abstract painter, is celebrated in a retrospective at the Baltimore Museum of Art from March 6 to August 14, 2022. In this virtual course, we will explore her interesting life and artistic practice. Mitchell found influences in poetry (by her friend Frank O’Hara and Jacques Dupin), in creations by 19th century artists (Claude Monet) and in music. After her studies in Chicago and exciting years in New York City as a member of the New York School, she permanently settled in France (Paris and Vétheuil) and traveled. Her strength, athleticism, and energy shows in her physically demanding large canvases, but she also worked on a small scale. In her abstract paintings, landscapes transcend into color rhythms, becoming dramatic and poetic dialogues of marks and color: “I paint from remembered landscapes that I carry with me – and remembered feelings of them, which of course become transformed…”
Questions? Contact us at The Center for Applied Liberal Arts (CALA). Email sps.cala@nyu.edu or call 212-998-7289.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • A preview of a highly anticipated museum exhibition
  • An understanding of Abstract Expressionist art
  • Familiarity with Joan Mitchell’s work and her impact on modern art

Ideal for

  • Art enthusiasts
  • Art professionals
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.